Politics & Government

January 21, 2014 7:12 PM

Beshear proposes state budget that boosts school spending, cuts many other programs

Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday proposed a $20.3 billion, two-year spending plan for Kentucky that would return much of the state's lost funding for K-12 schools; provide long-delayed pay raises for school employees and state workers; restore child-care assistance for low-income working parents; and fully fund the required contributions to the struggling state pension system.

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